KABUL (Reuters/AFP) - At least 18 people, including 10 civilians, were killed in three attacks in Afghanistan’s south and east on Thursday, provincial officials said, the highest death toll in a single day since a spate of killings over the Eid last month.A roadside bomb killed 10 civilians who were driving to a wedding in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, Helmand police chief’s spokesman Farhid Ahmad Farhang said.Another roadside bomb killed five soldiers in the Badpakh area of Laghman, a province in the east, said Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor.In the third attack, a suicide bomber on a motorbike detonated his explosives at a police station in Kandahar city, killing three policemen and wounding four, local officials said.“Ten civilians, including four women and a child were killed in a roadside bomb attack as they were going to attend a wedding party in Musa Qala district of Helmand province,” the provincial governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zeerak told AFP. Seven children were wounded in the blast, which police blamed on Taliban insurgents.The blasts came as Afghan forces take increasing responsibility for the fight against Taliban insurgents as US-led NATO combat troops prepare to pull out by the end of 2014.The suicide attack came in Kandahar city in the south of the country while the soldiers died in Laghman province in the east.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but similar attacks have been claimed by Taliban fighting to bring down the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.On October 19 a huge roadside bomb ripped through a minibus carrying guests to a wedding party in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province, mostly women and children.Just days later, a suicide bomber killed more than 40 people, including police and civilians, in a mosque in Maimana, provincial capital of Faryab, also in the north.